Act of Kindness

On June 29 members from Jackson County’s law, fire, rescue, EMS and dispatchers joined together to have a night of laughs and fellowship. The event was put together by Mike Huffman, and many local businesses donated food, drinks and items so that the event could remain free for Jackson County emergency service workers and their families.

The band South 129, which is mainly made up of Western North Carolina emergency service workers, rocked the stage during the event and the bounce house, concession stand and game area was crowded with our local heroes and their families from 6-10 p.m.

This year we have all experienced loss in Jackson, losing some of our own, and this was a nice reminder that we are all family and all have the same goal: to be there for our community members in their darkest time of need. Above, as part of the fun Jackson County Fire Marshal Michael Forbis gets a pie in the face from Mark Junaluska of the Jackson County Sheriffs Office.

Megan Nicholson,

WCU Emergency Services